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HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi rival that lets you swap out its processor

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 01:34
You'd think the world of hobbyist mini computers would be full, considering that you've got a choice of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone and even Intel's NUC. That hasn't deterred SolidRun, which is releasing the HummingBoard as a more powerful...

Goldman Sachs wants Google to 'unsend' email, seeks court order

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 23:49
Everyone makes mistakes... just some of them are a little more costly than others. A Goldman Sachs employee made a rather serious error when instead of sending a message to a gs.com email address, it went to a stranger with a Gmail account. That...

Civilization: Beyond Earth ships October 24th with maps based on real planets

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:57
If you're eager to play the first Civilization game set in space (not counting Alpha Centauri), you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Beyond Earth will reach Windows-based PCs on October 24th. That's a long time to wait, although Firaxis is...

Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:00
When I was a tiny tot, I watched Knight Rider and pretended I was Michael Knight, talking to KITT on my watch. Yet now that there are real-life watches that can do even more things, I don't find myself quite as excited as my 5-year-old self was....

Facebook Messenger gets a native iPad version

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 21:26
Facebook Messenger makes the most sense on a phone, but plenty of people still want to chat on their tablets -- and apparently, Facebook knows it. The social network has just updated Messenger for iOS to support the iPad, letting you carry on a...

Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 20:43
Many people in the US, even those who don't speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision's service was completely free for anyone to...

Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 19:51
Many scientists now think that slowing down global warming isn't enough anymore and that we now need to clear some of the CO2 already in the air. Existing solutions like carbon sequestration aren't ideal, and strategies like vacuuming the sky are...

Sony recruits sheep to film the Tour de France

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 17:55
When watching a gang of cyclists chase someone in a yellow jersey (aka, the Tour de France) we're used to seeing the action from bike- or car-mounted cameras. But we've all come away disappointed, never truly knowing the tournament from the ovine...

Google will let you use Oculus and Cardboard VR headsets inside Chrome

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:47
We know how Facebook imagines it'll work in VR, but what about the rest of the internet? Google's Brandon Jones has announced that he's working on a way to add virtual reality support for Oculus Rift and Cardboard into Chrome. It's the second browser...

Google forced to 'forget' history of Merrill Lynch CEO's incompetence (update)

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 15:05
Welcome to the happy Google search page. Where links to historical articles can be deleted at the request of cowards people with fragile reputations. Where the former boss of Merrill Lynch, Stan O'Neal, is a fresh, dynamic and highly employable...

HTC said the new One would help swing a profit, and it did

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:13
Though HTC lost money last quarter, it had just launched its One M8 flagship to great reviews, and promised the new handset would put a halt to the red ink. The (unaudited) numbers are now in and back up that boast. The company scored a NT$2.8...

Flying the uncertain skies with the latest Phantom drone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:00
"Does it shoot?" That's the first question an enthusiastic kid asks as I test-fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ in a London park. When the child's father finally catches up, his first question is: "How much is one of those?" In my incredibly short career...

Tune in to our liveblog of the Google I/O keynote tomorrow!

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 17:00
Google's developer conference is but an annual affair, and it's kicking off in 24 hours with its traditional keynote. We'll be liveblogging it as it happens, and if it's anything like past years, expect it to be incredibly long (last year's went on...

Prototype NASA rover can ride on the underside of frozen lakes

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:34
We've built rovers to deal with arid planets like Mars, but what about trips to Titan's hydrocarbon puddles and Europa's ice lakes? NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a robot that'll dive into the frozen water, riding along the underside...

Europe's next roaming charge cut comes into force on July 1st

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:13
From July, anyone travelling in any of the EU member countries with their smartphone will enjoy a few less numbers on their bill. As part of new roaming caps coming into effect next week, the European Commission has cut the price of data downloads by...

What's on tap for Google at I/O 2014

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:00
Don't let its DevCon facade fool you: Google I/O has plenty of interesting stuff for everyone. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning. This year's theme is "Design,...

Engadget took over Austin for a night and here's what happened

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:38
Bombs were dropped on our Editor-in-Chief while he innocently drove away in a Jeep. Engadget readers enjoyed alcohol in both vaporized and brewed form. A totally retro retailer crashed the party with its unique helmets. Those are just some of our...

Anti-poaching campaign needs $100,000 to turn old smartphones into mantraps

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:12
See the solar petal in the image above? That's the housing for a recycled Android smartphone that raises the alarm if it detects heavy movement in the nearby area. It's part of a network of old phones that Rainforest Connection uses to prevent...

Deezer joins the small list of music streaming apps that support Chromecast

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:45
Google's Chromecast dongle is, first and foremost, a cheap piece of hardware for flinging video from various devices to the biggest screen in your home. It makes sense, then, that you should also be able to stream music to your TV just as easily --...

Xplore's latest Windows tablet promises rugged design without the bulk

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:00
Xplore Technologies makes tablets that are so rugged, just picking one up will cause your palms to go all hairy. Up until now, it's made chunky Windows tablets like the XC6, and slender, less powerful slates that are capable of running Android. The...

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